Programme 2

Designer: Nathan Nokes

Nathan Nokes, 49, was born and raised in the south of England, but has lived in Ireland for over a decade. He currently lives in Athenry...

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The Mentor: Jane Corkell - Meath

Rita Higgins, originally from Upstate New York, is the owner of Anu Green Designs, a landscape design and green roof firm based in Cork. Rita has lived for the last five years with her boyfriend in Kinsale. Rita has a background in Environment Science, Forestry and Design.

Rita won a Gold Medal in the Engaging Space Category in 2011 in Bloom and her garden was also named Best in Category.

She has exhibited her award winning gardens in Ireland, England and France with all work having a theme of environmental, education, embedded within an artful and peaceful experience.

Rita's experience working with sculptural elements in her gardens makes her a good fit as mentor to Nathan Griffin, our Dublin based designer who's garden also has large structural elements.

The Clients

Shane Farrell and Clodagh Mahony in Loughrea, Co. Galway

The Garden

In episode 2 of Supergarden, Galway based designer Nathan Nokes wants to create a sea side garden in a small semi-detached back garden in Loughrea. With some fishy murals and some colourful plans for his beach huts, his mentor Jane McCorkell has some concerns. But will Nathan's beach theme bag him a place in Bloom?

The Challenge

A Beach Garden (Galway) – the owners want to rescue their chaotic corner site garden and turn it into a pleasant and welcoming space in time for their wedding later this year, so designer Nathan Nokes wants to create a Home by the Sea theme.

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